Joseph Csaky 1888 1971, a neglected pioneers of early Modernism, was a native of Hungary who became a dedicated member of the Parisian avantgarde. He lived & worked in the famous La Ruche enclave of Montparnasse, took part in the 1912 Section d'Or Exhibition considered by many to mark the high point of the Cubist movement & was an intimate friend of such innovative giants as Picasso & Braque. One of the first artists to apply Cubist principles to sculpture, he produced a substantial body of work comparable in quality to that of Brancusi & Archipenko; yet he spent the last thirty years of his life in obscurity & was virtually destitute at his death. Dr. Balas's ground breaking study, the first fulllength monograph on Csaky to appear in English, includes a detailed discussion of his career, over one hundred illustrations of his major sculpture, & a translation of the artist's autobiography that provides a wealth of new information about the early Parisian avantgarde. Readers will discover in Csaky an artist of rare skill & invention who remained faithful to his ideals & used them to create an art of great beauty & expression.